What does it mean to get out of your comfort zone? Last year when I met my coach he told me that winning isn’t easy, and in order to get on the podium, I would have to get outside of my comfort zone. Most people are afraid to take a risk, so they stay inside their comfort zone. Getting outside of this means you must take risks and have no fear. When you apply your comfort zone to sports and workouts, it means you merely go through the motions without pushing yourself further than you have before. Recently, I was on a group bike ride and the focus of the ride was intensity. As we started climbing, I noticed that one of my fellow riders was “just comfortable” climbing and I knew that he had more in the tank to push. I told him get out of his comfort zone and ride like I know he can. The result ended up being one of his best workouts in my opinion all year. When we regrouped, I asked him, “do you see what happens when you get out of that comfort zone?” He replied, “That’s all you had to say to get the motor going.”
Average athletes stay in their comfort zone, great athletes get out of it. Don’t be just average, be GREAT!!